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Poster: GibsonES335 Date: Oct 10, 2012 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite year and show?

alright folks, looking to add to my collection of Dead, I'm a very heavy 70's listener and looking to expand the library a little bit. Looking for your favorite year and show from that year. I'll give mine;

1976
http://archive.org/details/gd1976-08-04.sbd.berger.99697.flac24

phil zone gets me going, nothing spectacular about the show, but it's just a treat to hear him so high in the mix, whats your call?

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Oct 11, 2012 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

1973 for gawds sake

Too many great shows to list - we all know them but:

12-6-73 is my favorite (at least is has been for a while)

http://archive.org/details/gd73-12-06.sbd.kaplan-fink-hamilton.4452.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 11, 2012 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I very nearly made the exact same pick as you.

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 12, 2012 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

Am horribly deficient in not being familiar with this one, so I checked it out. Love the Sunshine and the DS since I am not a fan of the dissonant breakdowns that occur in DS during this period. Stomps my buzz every time. Was cracking up at the patch in Eyes, thinking how if you were taping you'd have had to have a wad of blanks to get it right.

More Middle America gold.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 12, 2012 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

Yeah what good can be said about some brilliant,out on the edge interplay between experimental improvisers in their prime,who needs dissonance in a song that was expressly designed to incorporate whatever tact the musicians were feeling in that particular setting.That mind bending masterpiece that is the 12/6/73 Dark Star is a real buzz stomper,give me a good dissonance free version like that pathetic 89' version.I'll never understand people who complain about Dark Star being what it was meant to be,how the fuck can you listen to the band and not get it,instead of wanting to hear your perverted idea of what Dark Star is, how about letting it be what it is and listening to something more suited to your liking.

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 13, 2012 7:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I'm sure you will convince me and everyone that your view is Supreme should be shared by everyone and world peace will ensue.

That said...

I really don't need you to tell me what I should and should not like after having listened to the Dead continuously for over 30 years.

I actually was saying that I liked the 12/6/73 and it was not dissonant compared to other versions.

Plus, I don't see how you could consider 12/26/89 to be free from dissonance. I suspect it is just someone with another superior chip on their shoulder like all the assholes that would put cuts in the tapes they burned for others.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 13, 2012 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

You may have been listening for 30 years,but it doesn't seem like you've heard anything,but I will spend no more time on a douche bag who could say something so stupid as"vibrating rainbow space",why don't you go to work on a thread about appropriate amounts of dissonance in Dark Star.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 13, 2012 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

It's pretty obvious that you're the only one being a douche bag. It's possible to express what you're passionate about while maintaining some civility. Do you talk to people like this in real life?

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 13, 2012 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

He equated me with being an asshole for disagreeing with his opinion,there was no name calling in my original post,and I will stand by saying anyone who utters something so absolutely ridiculous as "vibrating rainbow space" is a total douche bag,much like you for concerning yourself with something that is none of your fucking business.At some point you chose to make yourself some sort of forum moderator,you should really reconsider,because I am a grown man and certainly don't need to explain myself to the likes of you,we all can't be as perfect as you.As an end note,go fuck yourself.

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 15, 2012 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I got the stupid vibrating rainbow thing form some other reviewer and it was meant to be sarcastic.

And I did not call you an asshole. You took that on yourself. I said you were "probably like one of those assholes..."

What the hell difference does it all make? You clearly started the whole judgmental thing on my opinion or some insignificant comment, and I should have been bigger than to respond to you, but I stupidly got pissed.

Here you go: http://archive.org/details/gd1990-04-03.mtx.hansokolow.97566.flac16



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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 15, 2012 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

My first post was clearly snotty and I should not have posted it,every once in a while I let someone's opinion irk me and I respond in a sort of shit head fashion and for that I apologize.I'm not going to split hairs as far as calling me an asshole,but that is why I responded negatively a second time.Deniro you can still go fuck yourself.

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 11, 2012 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: This Just In!

I always think better doing physical labor, running loud tools and machines, tearing shit up in general.

So, while clearing my head in this way, I was able to focus better on the question at hand - If you put a tractor bucket on my head and made me choose, I would have to pick:

7/8/78. If this does not get you there (to that vibrating rainbow space or whatever you want to call it) then we live on different planets!

Enjoy your quest!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 11, 2012 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Just In!

I was just listening to 7/5/78, Omaha. Check it out. My new favorite Estimated!

http://archive.org/details/gd1978-07-05.sonyecm54p.wagner.97299.flac16

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 11, 2012 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I typically go back and forth between 1973 and 1974 being my favorite years.

As far as a favorite show, I have often touted 8-27-72 as the "best ever" and stuff like that, but honestly I don't think I have an answer to this. My collection has exponentially grown in the past few years, and I have branched out into years and eras I thought I'd never listen to, so it's just way too hard to pick...there are just too many great ones.

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Poster: naturalfractal Date: Oct 12, 2012 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

1983 baby!!

http://archive.org/details/gd1983-06-18.beyer.huston.miller.105236.flac16

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Poster: dupree413 Date: Oct 13, 2012 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

1981.1985.

Yup, I'm a grinder when it comes to the shows. Give me a killer first set (even if it is short; hello 1985).

'81 ImhO was the year that Brent (regardless of what some may think of his playing) really started to groove with the band. The Nassau shows are a great example. Jerry is stepping it up a notch.

1985 - yes, 1985. Jerry was in sad shape at times. But without knowing that at the time, the shows were hot. I saw the East coast run in Spring and it is Energy X 10.
From Philly to Chula Vista to Hershey. Top year.

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Poster: Taper Corey Date: Oct 11, 2012 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

ive been on A late 89' kick with brent killin' it this year. no way can i narrow it down to a favorite year and show. just impossible imo

Warlocks 1989-10-09 -> i really love this aud source. you really get the feel of the crowd and the excitement and energy. listening to the first few licks of dark star the crowd just erupts with energy. so very powerful. i get chills down by back

http://archive.org/details/gd1989-10-09.aud.robr.31211.sbeok.shnf

a week later you get "Nightfall of Diamonds" @ Meadowlands Arena, NJ on 1989-10-16. another fall 89 powerful show. you can really tell the boys are ON http://archive.org/details/gd1989-10-15.mtx.hansokolow.96884.flac16

really anything from 1989-10-08 to 1989-10-26 was ON. a great tour. wish i couldve been there

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Oct 11, 2012 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I think the Attics would have left me in a puddle at that point

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 11, 2012 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

The air in the coliseum was sucked completely out at the first notes of Dark Star as the entire crowd tool a collective silent gasp. I have never experienced anything like it in my life.

Charlotte Attics is even better IMO.

My friend I was touring with spilled the beans about all the break-outs. It was still a surprise even knowing. He told a talker on the floor the 1st night if he did not STFU that the Dead would not play, Dark, Star, Attics and Death Don't. I always wanted to see that guys face at the end of the 2nd night.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 11, 2012 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

Favorite year is dependent on many factors and changes often

Favorite show is almost as bad and sometimes I fall into the old cliche, "The one I'm listening to".

However there are some that I always seem to pull out more than others.

Partial list:
??/??/66-Avalon Ballroom (Vintage Dead & Historic Dead)
3/1/69-Fillmore West
5/2/70_Harpur College(acoustic set)
4/29/71-Fillmore East
8/27/72-Veneta
9/24/94-Berkeley Community Theater(Phil & Friends)
7/9/95-Soldier Field

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Oct 11, 2012 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

7/9/95 Soldier Field? Really??

I understand the historical relevance of the show, but what is it about that show that makes you want listen to it more than others? Is it accurate to say that you listen to it for emotional reasons more so than for pure listening pleasure?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 11, 2012 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

"7/9/95 Soldier Field? Really?? Is it accurate to say that you listen to it for emotional reasons more so than for pure listening pleasure?"

The emotions invoked by this show, and the events that followed, are definitely a factor in revisiting it. I have "touted" the show several times in the past.

"I have always found, to the amazement of many, the 7/9/95 show to be an enjoyable listen.

Charlie Miller SBD

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1995-07-09.sbd.miller.114369.flac16

Ace Cubby AUD

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1995-07-09.schoeps.wklitz.95445.flac16"

"I guess it goes without saying the 7/9/95 is not the best Grateful Dead show ever performed. And I know it inspires a lot of negativity among "Deadheads". I've never understood why. Sure it has warts, but what show doesn't. I've never found a "perfect" show. If one exists please post a link. I have to agree with "saintjames", the BMR is touching. 7/9/95 is a show I feel every fan of "the boys" should listen to."

""There are times when the "beat" Jerry voice is right."
I have to say it one more time. The 7/9/95 "Black Muddy River" is a prime example of a time when "the beat Jerry voice" was right...exactly right."

And the So May Roads is a keeper as well

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 11, 2012 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

Wow, I never knew that so many of you consider '76 to be your favorite year!

I'm going to go with my heart on this and say 4/28/71. 4/29/71 and 10/31/71 are right up there, but I give it to 4/28 for all-around greatness.

http://archive.org/details/gd1971-04-28.sbd.miller.106099.flac16

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 11, 2012 5:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I gave up on favorites as the sands seem to shift too much, but try this:
http://archive.org/details/gd1976-10-01.aud.unknown.118468.flac16

I had this in my collection for years, and it was better than the others. It was never supposed to be circulated, but I figured the statute had run after 20 years. Source rhymes with 'Mr. Hankey'. Notes say Nagra 7 1/2 IPS. Would be a 3d Gen. Maybe 2nd.

My lone contribution to the Archive. Shortly after my beneficent up-loader's DR-1 died, so if any of my gems are worthy they are trapped on CR02.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 11, 2012 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

Wow, and I thought I was the only one that had love for this show....I think this one has THE best Slip out there, kinda like a truncated Dark Star or something and the transition into Franklin's is one for the books. All timer for sure that seems to fly pretty low...I love it.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 11, 2012 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

. "It was never supposed to be circulated"

???

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Oct 11, 2012 6:55am
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When I got the tape it was one of those - don't give this to anyone deals. Same issue came up again = "unknown"

Also, I think the guy I got it from told me or I felt from listening that it was recorded on or near the stage. If it is indeed a pure audience, you can hear the pedal on Mickey's base drum squeaking it is so clear. I never heard this on any regular Aud from out near the board. My tape is clearer than the way it came across on the upload. Less noise somehow.

I agree that it is under radar. Nobody had it when I was trading, and it was always my ace in the hole. I thought it was a killer. Indy & other midwest locations often produced some serious gold.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 11, 2012 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

Thanks for the recommendation. I had never heard that show, that I can remember. And though I listened at work, therefore missing some bits here and there, found it to be a well-played and enjoyable show.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 11, 2012 7:49am
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gonna give it a listen

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Poster: vagrant Date: Oct 10, 2012 8:37pm
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My favorite year is also '76. Oakland, Oct 9, 1976 is my favorite show and has been since the early nineties when I had it on cassette tape from some umpteenth generation, poor quality source. But I loved it. I was thrilled to see it officially released several years later.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 10, 2012 9:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

72' is my favorite year and I don't have a favorite show,but I sure like this one.It has an outstanding Playin',an absolutely killer China/Rider,a good Truckin' and a top five all-time Other One,the Other One has a brutal cut at about 11:00,but it's all we've got.

http://archive.org/details/gd72-12-10.sbd.gorinsky.5801.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Oct 16, 2012 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

1973 is my fave year and it has to be 11-11-73 for my fave show.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 11, 2012 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

So glad 76 is getting some love here . I just listened to that 8/4/76 show, I forgot what an amazing 2nd set it has ! I don't have a a favorite year, specifically, but different years for different reasons . First half of 69, for the psychedelic era . Then it is the whole Keith era , each year has a different feel: 72, the "run of the mill" song are still tough, and the jams are great . 73-74, the best jamming, and great set architecture . At times a more transparent sound . 76, it' own beast, mellow, with great sets . 77 a balled fist of slow power, a more dense feel .
Early 78 continues this ( I just listened to 1/22/78 . Check out that "Other One", http://archive.org/details/gd1978-01-22.fob.akgd224e.holwein.motb-0086.101437.flac24
I like all the eras, but anything pre 1980, gets my preference .

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Poster: zeroenvy Date: Oct 11, 2012 5:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

8-04 is a great phil show. I'm gonna have to revisit it this week


http://archive.org/details/gd1976-06-14.sbd.bettycantor.gems.82308.flac16

^for 1976 my favorite is probably 6/14. It's a great mix/soundboard. Highlights: CR&S opener, Cassidy, high energy might as well, super slow tennesee jed, The 2nd set is amazing start to finish. it has crazy fingers, and cosmic charlie which both are played amazingly well IMO.

http://archive.org/details/gd1977-04-23.sbd.miller.88401.sbeok.flac16

^4-23-77 this has been my favorite show as of late and i dont get why we dont hear more about it. The scarlet>fire from this show is IMO one of the best ever. to me it beats 5-08-77. During jerry's final solo phil does these bends on his bass that just brings the whole song to an amazing climax.

Both these shows are great SBD recordings

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Oct 11, 2012 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

1974!!!!!!!!!

May thru August of 1974 holds what are, to me, the greatest gems in Dead-dom.

05-21 - a forty five minute 'playin' with the works, A China Doll where Jerry's tone recalls (prefigures?) the harpsichord from the studio version and Phil's playing is unmatched, and a truly fantastic Scarlet. I have no idea why the cow palace show from march has been released and this one hasn't.

The Jai-Alai shows on 6/22 and /23 - God's gift to GSET, Jack Straw, and Eyes on the first night, a great show for demonstrating to Jam-haters that the WOS wasn't just about indulgent jams and show length. The second night's a different story, and one of my all-time favorites. These shows are famous for a particularly 'experimental' vibe and with 'Let it Rock,' a Jam from nothing into 'Ship of Fools', and a dark star/Spanish Jam that imho puts the 68 versions to shame (which is saying quite a lot) this show has experiment in spades. Dig it. Ramble on Rose as an opener? A hundred verses of ragtime indeed!

06/26 - China Rider.

06/30 - In THE great underrated show of '74 the dead pull off the height of their... er... spaciness? Its hard to put a finger on. There's lots of room in all these performances. I'm not talking about jamming, just the grooves. Jerry seems determined not to crowd the chords up with too much activity. The results, imho, are the best performances of a lot of dead standards. Its a quality they had lost by 77, except in the odd ballad. Its sparing, shimmering, and beautiful. Nowhere is Jerry's great sense of musical economy more on display. Check out loser, Dire Wolf, UJB, Eyes-Stella. Given the space, Keith and Bobby shine.

07-21 - the aud of this show puts you there. I can't explain. its great.

07-21, 07-25, 07-29, 07-31 - Just a great set of shows. So much variety and such deep, rich grooves. They really hit some kind of stride here, making music that's probably the most difficult to pin down of the dead's career. It's everything imaginable and yet its only Grateful Dead music. Truly awesome stuff.

08-04, 08-06 - These shows got me into the dead and its not hard to see why. they're long and lively affairs, colorful and fun. As far as this Deadhead is concerned, it was all downhill from here.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 11, 2012 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I can't help but notice you didn't mention the 6/20 Atlanta show with one of the greatest versions of Eyes the band ever played into a simply beautiful China Doll.

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Oct 11, 2012 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

True true, and the 18th with that it's a sin jam! I love both those shows, though I will admit they never quite held my attention the way the others did. Part of it might have do with the poor quality of soundboards from the era. I've never heard an AUD of either, and usually I find SBDs an inadequate representation of the Dead's sound with that behemoth behind them.

Although... I'm just now giving the BEW from the 20th another listen and my mind might be changing.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

I really only mentioned it because you pointed out the 6/22 and 6/30 version of Eyes.You surely did reference a lot of good music in your post,72'-74' it is hard to go wrong.I have to say I'm not quite as discriminate on the sound quality front as others.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 11, 2012 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

5 favorite years:
1969, 1973, 1974, 1968, 1972.


That being said, my favorite show ever is 8/27/72

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 11, 2012 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite year and show?

1968, could there be another?

http://archive.org/details/gd1968-01-20.sbd.miller.97340.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Oct 12, 2012 7:27pm
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Just in case you missed this post, someone who was there finnaly chimed in.


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Lgl157

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Re: TDIH 1968 - Eureka Municipal Auditorium

Hi, I was actually at this concert at 14 years of age with my mother and brothers 11 and 8... That's the way the town was in1968. It was at he Eureka Municipal auditorium which is not downtown, but more in a residential part of town. It was the best, our second concert the first being Donovan at the cow palace, a life changing experience for a 14year old girl from Arcata. Would love to own the poster!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 11, 2012 3:35pm
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Ha! One of the original shows, of five, incl in the infamous CLIFFSTERS boxed sets!!!

Of course, I like 12/29/68...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 12, 2012 7:52am
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Let us not forget the TDIH!

http://archive.org/details/gd1968-10-12.sbd.miller.115593.flac16

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Poster: thekind78 Date: Oct 12, 2012 9:02am
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Hear, hear!

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Oct 11, 2012 5:49pm
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Everybody knows that the very first show in 1965 was their peak. It was one long downhill slide from there.